Adult Learning in the Digital Age: Perspectives on Online Technologies and Outcomes, 1st Edition

  • Jared Keengwe
  • Terry T. Kidd
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  • ISBN-10: 160566829X
  • ISBN-13: 9781605668291
  • DDC: 374.26
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 320 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2009 | Published/Released January 2011
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2009

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As instructors move further into the incorporation of 21st century technologies in adult education, a new paradigm of digitally-enriched mediated learning has emerged. Adult Learning in the Digital Age: Perspectives on Online Technologies and Outcomes provides a comprehensive framework of trends and issues related to adult learning for the facilitation of authentic learning in the age of digital technology. This significant reference source offers researchers, academicians, and practitioners a valuable compendium of expert ideas, practical experiences, field challenges, and potential opportunities concerning the advancement of new technological and pedagogical techniques used in adult schooling.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Table of Contents.
Detailed Table of Contents.
1: Introducing Adult Learning in the Digital Age: Tools, Processes, and Outcomes.
2: Emerging Frontiers of Learning Online: Digital Ecosystems, Blended Learning and Implications for Adult Learning.
3: Empowering Adult Learners through Blog: An Australian Case Study.
4: Perspectives on the Realities of Virtual Learning: Examining Practice, Commitment, and Conduct.
5: The Virtual University: Distance Learning Spaces for Adult Learners.
6: Using Moodle to Teach Constructivist Learning Design Skills to Adult Learners.
7: Community of Inquiry in Adult Online Learning: Collaborative-Constructivist Approaches.
8: Web 2.0 Technologies, Adult Learning, and New Educational Possibilities.
9: Social Networking, Adult Learning Success and Moodle.
10: Collaborative Learning: Knowledge beyond the Peripheries.
11: MIPO Model: A Framework to Help the Integration of Web Technologies at the Higher Education.
12: Today's Technologies: Faculty Adoption Factors and Effects on Higher Education.
13: Web 2.0 Technologies for Problem-Based and Collaborative Learning: A Case Study.
14: Information Literacy in the Digital Age: Implications for Adult Learning.
15: Integrating Blogs in Teacher Education.
16: Facebook as Public Pedagogy: A Critical Examination of Learning, Community, and Consumption.
17: Adult Learners Learning Online: A Case Study of a Blogging Experience.
18: Teaching Technology to Digital Immigrants: Strategies for Success.
19: Some Key Success Factors in Web-Based Corporate Training in Brazil.
20: Web 2.0 Technologies: Social Software Applied to Higher Education and Adult Learning.
21: Using Virtual Learning Environments to Present Different Learning Blends.
22: Designing Contextualized Interaction for Learning.
23: Employing Innovative Learning Strategies Using an E-Learning Platform.
Compilation of References.
About the Contributors.